As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling
By Anne Serling
"A haunting and fantastically written memoir concerning the writer of The Twilight Zone." --Robert Redford
"Beautifully written. . .I laughed and that i cried. I plan to learn it back as soon as I seize my breath." --Carol Burnett
In this intimate, lyrical memoir approximately her iconic father, Anne Serling unearths the fun-loving dad and kinfolk guy in the back of the implementing determine the general public observed internet hosting The Twilight area each week. After his unforeseen, early loss of life, Anne, simply 20, was once left shocked. yet via chatting with his buddies, poring over previous correspondence, and recording her early life stories, Anne not just chanced on solace, yet won a deeper knowing of this notable guy. Now she stocks her discoveries, besides own photographs, revealing letters, and scenes of his early life, battle years, and their family's time jointly. A tribute to Rod Serling's legacy as a visionary, storyteller, and humanist, As I Knew Him is additionally a relocating testomony to the affection among fathers and daughters.
"A delicate, considerate and extremely own portrait of yankee genius Rod Serling." --Alice Hoffman
"Richly instructed. . .a haunting memoir approximately grief, creativity, and a father-daughter bond as memorable and magical as any Twilight area episode." --Caroline Leavitt
"Filled with anecdotes and self-reflection. . .Serling nonetheless casts a large shadow." --Variety
"Lush stories of a awesome father and adept research of his work." --Kirkus Reviews
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